|Arizona House of Representatives District 17|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Arizona House of Representatives District 21|
|Profession||President, FMG Partners|
Forese attended Brigham Young University in Idaho. He has been the director of academic affairs for Link-Systems International since 2007. He is also currently the president of FMG Partners.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Forese served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce, Chair|
|• Capital Review|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Forese served on these committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Higher Education, Innovation and Reform, Vice Chair|
Forese won re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 17. He and incumbent J.D. Mesnard ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 21 General Election (2010)|
|Tom Forese (R)||42,523|
|J.D. Mesnard (R)||39,891|
|Linda J. Macias (G)||17,181|
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 21 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Tom Forese (R)||12,253|
|J.D. Mesnard (R)||12,028|
|Venessa Whitener (R)||10,147|
Comprehensive donor information for Forese is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Forese raised a total of $91,295 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.
|Tom Forese's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arizona State House, District 17||$61,885|
|2010||Arizona State House, District 21||$29,410|
|Grand Total Raised||$91,295|
Forese won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Forese raised a total of $61,885.
|Arizona House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tom Forese's campaign in 2012|
|Forese Iii, Tom||$3,200|
|Pinnacle West Capital||$1,000|
|Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association||$834|
|Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry||$674|
|Total Raised in 2012||$61,885|
|Source:Follow the Money|
The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.
Forese received a score of 69 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of B+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 1 lower than his score on the 2011 report card. Forese’s 70 in 2012 was tied for the 7th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.
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- Brewer gets bill targeting scrap metal theft through dealers - Arizona Capitol Times
- Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes bill allowing Arizona funeral homes to hire trainee interns - The Republic
- Anti metal-theft bill awaits governor's signature - Arizona - Newszap.com - newszap.com
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Forese has a wife, Casey.
- Tom Forese's campaign website
- House website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Arizona Elected Officials," February 2, 2012
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Primary results
- ↑ General election results
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Forese, Tom," accessed May 23, 2013
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Goldwater Institute "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
|Arizona House, District 17
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|Arizona House, District 21
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